Celtic Diary Thursday July 22: I’m Happy, Hope You’re Happy Too

Carl Starfelt, a Swedish defender, joined Celtic yesterday.

 

Celtic simply isn’t Celtic without a Swede or two in the team, and he joins a list of influential and successful players to have joined the club.

 

If you don’t count Freddie Ljungberg,

 

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Interestingly, the club had trailed the announcement by using David Bowie’s lyric from his classic “Starman “, showing a complete lack of imagination on their part.

 

There’d need to be some ch ch changes before you see me doing that sort of tacky intro.

 

 

Manager Postecoglou said;

 

“I am really pleased agreement has been reached and we are really looking forward to Carl joining up with the squad. 

 

He’s in quarantine at the moment, presumably in case he bites anyone.

 

 

As one life starts, another one finishes, metaphorically speaking,  ( that’s the Jam, not Bowie, you idiot -and you’ve got it the wrong way round-Ed ) and Kris ajer finally got the move he wanted to Brentford, the first time a Celt has moved to a club he’s never heard of.

 

£13.5 million pounds is winging it’s way over the wire to Celtic’s account in exchange, although it probably won’t rest there for long, as there is still much work to be done if we want to put last season out of our minds for good.

 

 

Come to think of it, though, we haven’t spent all the money raised by the sale of Frimpong yet either.

 

With any luck, Ange will reap the benefits and invest a little more wisely than the club has of late, and with Liel Abeda doing more than his bit on Tuesday, maybe whoever has been doing the scouting is a little better at it than last seasons roving reporter….

 

 

At this rate we’ll have nothing to moan about.

 

 

And if we have nothing to moan about, the press will soon make something up, or try to cause a little bit of friction.

 

 

After one of them was ruthlessly shot down by the straight talking gaffer, you can guarantee they’re already checking his tax returns and anything else they can find…

 

One of our esteemed hacks asked him if he was worried about the financial impact of not qualifying for the champions league, and the effect it would have on his transfer ambitions, presumably they mean  after he’s ploughed through the £25m for Tierney, the £11m for Frimpong, the £13.5m for Ajer and whatever he gets for Edouard….

 

 

Ange replied

 

“I’m not an accountant mate, I’m a football manager. When people start talking to me about finances they miss the essence of what I’m about. 

 

“I’m not interested. I want to win games, I want to win trophies, I want to bring special nights to here. The finances are for other people.

“The reception was brilliant. It was a special night for me. To walk out the tunnel as Celtic manager in a Champions League game, the response was very special.

“That will remain with me. I guess that’s why I love the game.

“You talk about finances, the last thing on my mind when you get a response like that from people who love this football club, that’s what motivates me.    

 

 

He then passed a wee note to John Kennedy, which asked

 

Are all the reporters in this country dickheads ? ”

 

Given that they will soon be pushing the 150th birthday of a ten year old club, he shouldn’t need to ask.

 

Then again, they don’t need to push it that hard…peepil will believe what they want to….

 

 

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Which is why he probably didn’t send that note.

 

 

Speaking of our intrepid football media, one of them made what can only be called an arse of himself this week.

 

Radio Clyde - Superscoreboard

 

 

No, not Hugh, the other one, Andrew MacLean.

 

He thought that Liel Abeda had been improperly registered so contacted UEFA to see if he could get the Danes a 3-0 win. When they’d finished laughing, a UEFA spokesman asked him if he knew of any other players in Scotland who had been improperly registered, only to hear a scream and the sound of the phone hitting the cradle.

 

 

You may or may not have noticed, but the Olympic football has started, and maybe Celtic have someone over there watching the games. Or even just watching them on telly.

 

 

Thats the thing when you’ve a few quid lying about.

 

You can spend it…

 

Steven Gerrard says Rangers fans deserve reaction after Aberdeen defeat |  Football News | Sky Sports

 

 

By the way, PSV Eindhoven beat Galatasary 5-1 last night in the battle to be Celtic or Midjytllands next opponents. Which reminds me, Midjytlland is not that place out of Gullivers travels.

 

 

Gulliver's Travels #movies #films | Gulliver's travels, Travel movies, Movie  posters

 

 

 

I can;t help but be a little more optimistic than usual this morning, our world is changing.

 

We have a progressive manager, exciting new players to look forward to and even the possibility of being allowed back in to watch the football.

 

They’re letting people into pubs and nightclubs as well.

 

Changed days there too.

 

I’ve been kicked out of nightclubs due to experimenting with new drugs.

These days you need a certificate proving you already have before you get in.

 

 

 

the last caption competition was quite some time ago, before colour photography, in fact…..

 

 

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Lenny Bruce
 4 days ago

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”tell that wee fucker to look harder. There’s a golden ticket out there”   

 

 

 

Today…

 

 

T H E - S H A M R O C K ☘️ on Twitter: "Charlie Nicholas warmly shakes the  hand of Thatcher - most Scots of his generation would have shaken

 

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BornCelt!
1 month ago

Caption – £10 a line Charlie? Welcome to London. Back for another sniff tomorrow.

Monti
1 month ago

Caption: ” I hope your sore throat clears up soon Margaret “

Paddybhoy67
1 month ago

Lulu’s mammy’s new boyfriend hits the champagne trail

Monti
1 month ago

At this moment i feel no optimism, no helpfulness, only a numb dejected, sinking feeling of a an who knows his club is in a mess…..when it shouldn’t be.

Andrew Coyle
1 month ago

CAPTION. Charlie will and
Maggie May

Justshatered
1 month ago

We looked good going forward but all that good work is continually undone by a goal keeper who simply cannot keep the ball out the net.
They scored with their only shot on target in the match.
Alan MacGregor saved The Rangers 12 to 14 points last season our goal keepers cost us that last season.

Mike
1 month ago

To be fair, we have also signed our share of tumshies, but I put that down to the boardroom bean counters, I hope they lettuce know how he settles in and hopefully he will turnip soon, to take his plaice in the team. We have to pay the top range of celery to attract the cream of the crop. But welcome anyway Carl, yes we do like our Swedes.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

PISH

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

He’s optimistic he said. Optimism the opium of the peepul, you learn something new every day, or in your case SFA.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Once upon a time, I was optimistic about Celtic. But from about 2003 my optimism started to dilute. Drip by drip, my optimism disappeared as it bled out of me only to be replaced by a cynicism that was alien to me. As the years progressed that cynicism only grew as I began to realise that not everyone shared my unfettled ambition for Celtic FC. A routine yearly happening of better players and managers never arriving only to be replaced by inferior players and managers. It alway’s seemed for one reason or another that we lost out on the better players and any star players left us for pastures new, some other club became more attractive, replacements were never the same quality as those that left. Governing bodies were untouchable, it seemed as if referees were blind to honesty. But worse, much worse I became convinced that our own board was working in tandem with the clubs enemies. Resolution 12, LNS, the 5Way Agreement finally killed off my footballing enjoyment and I knew that the joy would never return as before. Forgive my cynicism but how can you enjoy a bent game, perhaps it’s a great human characteristic to be optimistic, the human spirit will alway’s overcome adversity, just give me time.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Perfectly put Mike

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Cheers M8.

John McDermott
1 month ago

Oh Charles you’ve got soup all down your tie! Oh and get your forelock clipped!

e.ralph
1 month ago

Caption: “The Iron Lady, aye? Ah’m impressed. And ah totally wid, you know? But ah promised Supergran I’m shagging her the night!”

Admin
1 month ago

That isnt Andrew McLean. Thats Gordon Duncan who is actually okay, and a Motherwell fan.

Shame on you Ralph…shame.

Ralph Malph
1 month ago
Reply to  Desi Mond

Thats what google theew up

Ralph Malph
1 month ago
Reply to  Ralph Malph

They all look the same on the radio anyway.

Man in Denial
1 month ago

caption That’s right doll, i know how to score, so , i’ll bring the champagne and charlie, you bring your wee pals Edwina and John, ’cause cheeky Charlie likes nothing better than a hat trick,

“and I’ve told you a million times I don’t exaggerate”

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: The lady’s not for turning and with the amount of burgers you’re eating – neither will you.

Cesar
1 month ago

I was at a Celtic match once and the fans boo’d me says Maggie. That’s nothing says Charlie, I’m supposed to be a Celtic legend and they boo me all the time.

Luke Warmwater
1 month ago

I don’t normally shake hands with strikers, but I’ll take industrial action with you any time.

Iancelt67
1 month ago

Caption
Just think Charlie when I m dead and gone you’ll be looking for every opportunity in your punditry life post retirement to find the smallest fault with the club who made you and gave you your chance. You’re definitely from my stable

jimmea
1 month ago

Desi Mond, I dispute your take on Gordon Duncan. Does he admit that they’re a new club? No? They he’s a soup taking hun arse licker like the rest of the hun media. Any Celtic fan that listens to that show or any other hun tripe is a Hun with a green scarf.

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  jimmea

Gordon Duncan is ok. Bit concerned about playing Dane Murray in Denmark, he has too many mistakes in him at the moment. He did about 3 errant passes which the never capitalised on. They will this time around. I’d rather the Sheffield Wednesday guy

R.St.Parsley
1 month ago

Caption:
Prick meets cvnt.

Cartvale88
1 month ago

Caption
Do you like older girls Champagne Charlie?

The hatred for all things Celtic shown by that wee weasel on Clyde Supershit show.
Any true Celtic fan that fones in or contacts the media to vent should have a good look at themselves. Ignore these muppets and they die on the vine. At least Ange is treating them with the disrespect they deserve.

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: I’d love to take you for a dirty weekend to Brighton Charlie but my hotel suite is being redecorated by some lovely Irish chaps.

Martin Garrity
1 month ago

Caption: one takes soup the other could fit in a soup bowl

Bognorbhoy
1 month ago

Caption…

I snatched your milk ,now you can milk my snatch….

Man in Denial
1 month ago
Reply to  Bognorbhoy

huge thumbs up

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago

“Why did you sign for Arsenal instead of Liverpool you silly little fecker”?!?

Apricale
1 month ago

“Charlie, is that a Rubik’s Cube in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?”

George Lazenbhoy
1 month ago

Caption: have you thought about taking the milk away from school kids?

mcklintop
1 month ago

Caption: And the ghost of Christmases to come show Charlie his future if he doesn’t stop being a fud. And Jim White is a d!ck.

1 month ago

Caption….An ex Celtic soup taker, talking shite with a dead Tory milk taker……

Monti
1 month ago

Virgil Van Dijk meets Kristoffer Ajer & compare contracts.

Cough.

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

George baldock was in my fantasy premier league team I finished last I didn’t take my free hit and aguerro got injured. I had grealish and mount and Saha. Thought I’d take it out.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

Caption………..

So Charles, I believe you don’t have socks?
No no Mrs T, I’ll shag anything with a pulse.

Owen Mullions
1 month ago

Caption –
“Do you fancy some super sex young man?”
“Oh, Ah’ll jist take the soup as usual, Maggie”.

Whitearra
1 month ago

Caption : ‘Hello, I know what it’s like to be unloved’ ‘So do I Charlie, so do I’.

The Cha
1 month ago

Caption “Tory cunt”

Joe McDonagh KSG
1 month ago

Caption: A dick meets a fanny.

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Caption: …only once on Dennis’ birthday. Eh naw mam you’ve misuncomprehended I aked has anyone ever taken you up the Arsenal?

Michael
1 month ago

CAPTION : Touch ma chips and I’ll punch yer face in Maggie

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago

Some football-related Bowie choonz to welcome the Starfelt Man:-

The Width Of A Centre Circle
Queen Pitch
Dive Years
Rock N’ Goal With Me
Game
Golden Boot Years
Bhoys Keep Swinging
Little Blunder (for Barkas) &
The Man Who Sold The Jerseys (for Bitton)

That’s enough Tim Vinery from me today. Apologies in advance.

Iancelt67
1 month ago

Caption
Charlie. I’m not a Bowie fan but have you heard Lawells “ the man who sold the club” ?

Mike
1 month ago

That’s £30.00 million pounds raised from player sales that began with Frimpong and ended with Ajer. With most business’s it’s much easier to purchase than to sell, with Celtic, they sell before they buy. Come on Celtic, “suprise and delight” us, keep your promise, £15.00 million pounds left in the kitty, fill those empty team spaces with quality players.

Uralius
1 month ago

Caption: My ma ironed out my rubix cube an’ made it intae a jacket. I asked her to do the same tae you. This is her on ma right.

Iancelt67
1 month ago
Reply to  Uralius

Can’t put young kids at the back.

portpower
1 month ago

Caption:
Champagne Charlie pulls on Grab-a-Gargoyle Granny night.

Woof Charlie
1 month ago

Porto’s in
Porto’s out
AC, Marseille,
Harlem ‘Trotters are a shout.
There’s a Fortune out in Hebei
And they turned it down
What is it all about?
Oh do the Fredo smokescreen
Oh do the Fredo smokescreen
Oh do the Fredo smokescreen
And The S*n will punt it out, out, out.

Charlie Green
1 month ago

Loved Sutton as a player but his recent outpourings are suspect to say the least. His praise today of Christie is way off the mark as he claims his recent impassioned display against Midtjylland proves he is not angling for a transfer. I would suggest the opposite in that he is putting himself in the shop window. I say the sooner he goes the better.

Christie cannot take corners or any dead ball situation and blew one in the dying seconds of the qualifier. Everybody was saying this when Lennon was here and it also goes to prove what a waste of space JK is as he should be giving Ange a “heads-up” . He now has to make the mistakes for himself. Let’s hope he is a quicker learner than Lennon.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

How the support sat by and watched that without going after the cvnts on the board is astonishing. These vermin need to be harassed and harangued into submission and chased right out the door. A week from the start of the season and that piecemeal squad is a shambles.

Monti
1 month ago

Henke, i was just about to post pretty much everything you have said here.
For any Celtic side to be so unprepared player wise before a start of CL qualifiers & generally the season itself, is gross mismanagement.

We need to step up the signings, in quality, in quantity with first team ready players.

This board must be forced out!

SteveNaive
1 month ago

First half 1 to six very poor. No excuses. Second half, 1-11 poor. Could have been 3-2 to us after 15 minutes. Griff booed but cheered by some. They worked us out but didn’t have to work much. There has got to be better players to come in. Keep Christie !
Hammered.

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago

WTF????? I feel like Bill Murray here. Same old feckin’ Groundhog Day scenario every single pre-season. Does anyone remember a Celtic squad being raring to go and fully prepared for the season ahead? You know, like professional and world-class clubs are meant to.

Monti
1 month ago

Exactly Frank

portpower
1 month ago

And the Celtic support as a collective, just went, Oh Shite.

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  portpower

Port, I’ve gone from the seriously uncomprehending to the serious head-nodding with you.
I’ve even walked ‘The Yellow Brick Road’ (back from the pub)
So, in my rather confused state, I’m going to make a serious statement about you: You’re the Wizard of Oz! Right?
NB, I HAD to stop watching The Bhoys after the predictable new huns game in January when money (Desmond, Lawwell, Lennon, Kennedy and Strachan) collectively raped our supporters. I did, however, watch the ‘Midgety’ game (1st since Jan) the other night. IMHO we’d have hammered them had Bitton not made a cunt of himself. A ‘seasoned’ pro acting like that after being booked already? WTF is THAT about? AP had to change things and we know the rest. Murray’s NOT ready, yet!
Au contrare, it’s the 1st time I’ve seen a Ref book and then book again a horrible, cheating, diving wee bastard twice for cheating. A round of applause for that Ref for doing that.
At CP, as I predicted some time ago, with Desmond (and Lawwell still hanging in the background like a bad fart), Kennedy and Strachin’s boy still there, it’s ‘plus ca change’.
I’ll be a TIM until I die but ‘the club’ has to learn to ‘support’ the supporter’s aspirations.
That starts at Board level, and the present one can GTF.
Over and out!

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

what a load of old sh_!te

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

huz the wummins team goat any cente hoffs. could save is a fortune

Mike
1 month ago

Head fully buried in the sand, with a sign on my a rse saying ‘do not disturb till next season’.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

I’d ride ye

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

OK.

Uralius
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Pull up, pull up. The sand is getting in that big nose of yours.

Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Uralius

Et Tu Brut.

TicToc
1 month ago

1st post in weeks/months and it’s that ould shite about “approval”/moderation?
Ach, why I threw the towel in, in the 1st place on here.
Wordpress, NO DOUBT, will record every comment on here to be appraised by them, Microsoft, Google or any “partners”………FFS!

TicToc
1 month ago

And now for something completely different….(some on here will understand that) Especially Monti?
Carl Starfelt I say, anagram, phoenetics…….
Ralf Star Celt. (If I don’t win the next Caption Comp (“Ralf”) after that I’ll never disgrace this ***wonderful site again!! ***Wonderful? Wonder if it’ll ever ‘ful’fill its promise! Smileys don’t work, so I’ll just append my famous, original, HaHaHa!

TicToc
1 month ago

Oh, forgot to mention earlier, there’s a nucleus of a team in there and Soro was outstanding vs Midgetland. The defence?? If AP is not backed by them bastards on the board with incoming, class players, it’s time for war vs Desmond and all his ilk.
Prior to the bastard Murdoch seeing a purely MONEY opening, fitba was OURS.
Nae Mair (Neymar the little shit?) will I sit back and lap it up.
Of course, Desmond will be shitting himself at my ‘outrageous’ patter, Aye Right.
BUT, when good men do nothing, shit happens.
When good mhen unify, the capitalist bastards shit themselves.
I’m of the latter “good men”.
Get the tory scum out of fitba, starve them out, it’s their Achilles Heel, £,$,Euro et cetera…..

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

TicToc, these directors are embarrassing the club & the support, to have such a threadbare squad days away from the start of a season is astonishing.
I feel so sick at the way the club is being run, never mind all this stuff about Lawwell has financially run the club well, how is constantly failing to qualify for the CL running the club well financially? We have lost about £200m failing to qualify at the hands of clubs who are a fraction the size of Celtic.
The real problems start in that boardroom with Lawwell in particular guilty of meddling & failing to land transfer targets who would lift the team & the support.
Once again we are embarking on a season totally unprepared, under manned & disorganised? I’m honestly losing my head with it.

For the life of me i cannot understand why you can’t sign a goalkeeper & 10 outfield players who play in their natural positions, who give everything on & off the park to represent our club in a way that makes us proud of them.

This board have got me feeling so disappointed & apathetic, that i’m not going to be going back.

That hurts me & what’s more the board don’t care how i’m feeling.

Hell mend them if we get off to a poor start this season in the league, the board have it coming & this has been brewing for a while.

#Disillusioned!

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti Pal, a typically brilliant comment from you. Ye cannae invent passion, I believe it comes from within.
We’re both passionate Tims and I feel I KNOW just how you’re feeling.
“Disillusioned”
I also understand that the ‘wringing of hands’, the scratching a desperate head, et cetera, does nothing.
I’ve crossed paths and been educated in life, not from school, from DOING it.
Desmond and his ilk are root causes of deprivation.
Time to stand up, be counted (and be counted upon) to rid our FC from fucking leeches.
I’m up for that, I believe you are too. Tall oaks, et cetera.
If one chooses words in terms of good or bad, PC or not PC, one is a fucking clown.
I’m not. And “Celts for Change” had, and succeeded with, a positive agenda, albeit last minute Fergus.
Anyway Pal, now we need not ‘change’ for changes’ sake, we need reforming, perhaps in the true vision Of Bro Walfrid.
I’ll fight, tooth and nail, for THAT.
Cheers Monti, just remember good guys like you are thin on the ground.
Hail! Hail! the CELTS are here, run by fukkin morons, run by fukkin morons,
Hail! Hail! the CELTS are here, run by fukkin £ rapists too.
Sure it’s a Grand Auld Team tae go tae jail for, and the cause is just the BEST,
We support The CELTIC and we’ll damage that board whom don’t,
Well fukk them, they think they’ve a money-cow here,
Haven’t thought it out,
And I’ll be there, when the lead flies through the air,
And the scum within our Board will see the Truth, AND BE OUT!

TicToc
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Monti, I just replied to your passionate comment.
It’s gone to the dreaded pish “Awaiting……..”
And the bastard thing is in orange type…..

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  TicToc

nucleus? we have 2-3 slightly above ave players, the rest are honking.

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